Daily Prayers for November 15

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Song “I Will Trust in the Lord”

Risen Lord, teach us to trust : the power of your cross.

Psalm 78:18 22

They tested God in their hearts : demanding food for their craving.

They railed against God and said : “Can God set a table in the wilderness?

True, he struck the rock, the waters gushed out, and the gullies overflowed : but is he able to give bread or to provide meat for his -people?”

When the Lord heard this, he was full of wrath : a fire was kindled against Jacob, and his anger mounted against Israel;

for they had no faith in God : nor did they put their trust in his saving power.

Risen Lord, teach us to trust : the power of your cross.

Malachi 3:13 – 4:6 Revelation 16:12 – 21

Risen Lord, teach us to trust : the power of your cross.

Death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has asked, “Isn’t it odd that Christendom — ​that huge body of humankind that claims spiritual descent from the Jewish carpenter of Nazareth — ​claims to pray to and adore a being who was a prisoner of Roman power, an inmate of the empire’s death row? That the one it considers the personification of the Creator of the Universe was tortured, humiliated, beaten, and crucified on a barren scrap of land on the imperial periphery, at Golgotha, the place of the skull? That the majority of its adherents strenuously support the state’s execution of thousands of imprisoned citizens? That the overwhelming majority of its judges, prosecutors, and lawyers — ​those who condemn, prosecute, and sell out the condemned — ​claim to be followers of the fettered, spat-upon, naked God?”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, to know you, we must dwell on the reality of your life, not just your death and resurrection. Remind us of our roots in Nazareth, in Galilee, in Capernaum, in Judea, and on Golgotha. Remind us that a servant is no greater than their Master. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.

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